As the White House and Republican leaders enter the final month of negotiations to avoid a year-end “fiscal cliff,” both sides struck an uncompromising tone Sunday, as warnings mounted that they will be unable to forge an agreement to stop an automatic series of deep spending cuts and large tax hikes that could push the economy into recession. Following private meetings last week, the senior negotiators for the White House and the Republicans took to the airwaves Sunday to accuse the other side of intransigence and to demand that the opposition concede on the central question
It´s at a stalemate because Obama wants to run the country into bankruptcy and then declare supreme powers like the joker in Egypt.
If you have a 401K program,you´d better bury it in your backyard because it´s a big chunk of money the left has it´s eyeballs on. Of course they´ll cherry pick the victims of the seizures and you can bet gov´t workers are off limits. There isn´t enough money through conventional means for Obama to finish his redistribution plans.
Everything the liberals do is a set up for the next step. They haven´t recklessly blown $6 trillion extra in the last 4 years for nothing,here´s a reason for it.
#3, Was on the flight back from DC yesterday with dead fish RAHM EMMANUEL...Better believe he was in DC to advise Obama on how to game the Republicans....and to once again get everything he wants....
Hang tough Boehner...remind the press...We the People didn´t give Obama control of the Congress ...and for a reason...so Obama wouldn´t have control of America´s Checkbook...Obama didn´t Win Everything this time because of his fiscal irresponsibility...and his wild-eyed spending
The People want fiscal sanity imposed on the irrational spender...
Has anyone heard anything about the Bush middle and lower tax rates being made permanent? So why does anyone believe the middle class rate cuts won´t go away the following year? He is going to continue to make the tax rate more progressive every chance he has. He is refusing to consider the Sequester of 50 to 100 billion as previously agreed. So now he needs 42 billion from the rich. I´d rather let all the gimmicks expire and give him 427 billion that is pending and force him to cut 427 billion in expenditures. I certainly don´t want new taxes being dreamed up.
The president and ´republicans.´ I think the WH will go into overdrive to make this a Republican disaster. And the gullible will buy it because we don´t have one single brave man on the R side that is willing to fight and do something. They´ll just cower under their desks as usual then send the crybaby out to ramble on a news programs.
Does anyone know what was built underground right outside the Oval Office? It took years and millions and any truck delivering supplies had to be blank on the siding - no name of the company or the items being delivered.
The foolish lemmings who were too lazy to do their homework but instead opted for Dr. Feelgood are now hellbent to take the rest of us over the cliff with them. Virginia, where I live, used to be sane, but unfortunately, refugees from the neighboring people´s republic of Maryland moved here because they could no longer stand what liberalism had imposed on them there. But, now they vote to ruin Virginia by making it like Maryland. Where will they move to next? They don´t do the math or the science and are confused by statistics -- but they have college "degrees." Obama is what he is´ but, the electorate proved themselves jackasses by not recognizing the obvious. Now we shall all suffer for their idiocy. Any ´blame´ is staring back at them in the mirror!
I think the government (all of it) is lying about the "fiscal cliff". Just like they used the financial crisis of 08/09 to grab unprecedented power over the private sector, I think the phrase "never let a crisis go to waste" applies now. It is mathematically impossible to significantly narrow the deficit using tax increases. There MUST be cuts in spending. And our "leaders" simply don´t have the guts to do any of it. "Sequestration" (big automatic cuts) may be the only way to accomplish it. The Fiscal Cliff brings 9% across-the-board cuts and income tax increases to every American. So be it. I´m a "Cliff Diver".
The first thing that we could do is get rid of John Boehner. This man is a total loser. The next thing we can do is start selling tax cuts like the democrats do....hit below the belt and everyone is singing the same talking points. You have to play dirty like the democrats.
By the way, you also have to lower our conversations to the 5th grade level.
Hopeless Republicans prepare another fiasco. Fortunately, some of our most effective conservative voices were discredited during the last GOP primary, so the getalongs in the GOP can get on with making Obama´s deal for him. Any word from Sununu on what the conservative position is?
"Fiscal Cliff" = crisis = Zippy campaign opportunity = publicity. The Empty Chair needs more money for his new programs. His new programs will grow government and increase his power. By 2016 he will have sole control of the legislative and judicial branches, so there will not need to be an election. Expect to see more crises as the flood of new regulations comes out.
Agree with #12. And where has Paul Ryan been anyway? Unleash the man! And most importantly, the GOP has got to take Talking Points 101. They talk over the heads of 90% of the electorate. Condense the message. I think it´s almost hopeless now but, in the future, could they learn to speak to the masses?
Stinky has made his offer unpalatable enough that he knows Congress will not agree to it. He WANTS the economy to crash. He does not want an agreement that would prevent the sequestration in January. By allowing US to fall over "the fiscal cliff" he can have his way and blame it all on the Repubs - and the world will love him for it.
Vote "present" or stage a walk out. Let Dear Leader and his drones soak rich liberals. Lets see how that helps the Democraps fundraising for 2014. Also, we will have a depression. Let Krugman and the Democraps own this economy. Stop saving them from themselves. Time to be the stern father - let the kid smoke the whole pack!
Some of the Republicans are at least on the right RR track. All of them need to physically laugh when they are asked about Obama´s proposal, they need to make it out as a joke. Ridicule is the best technique, don´t even discuss the details just laugh.
The sequester, no matter how imperfect a policy, is arguably the only victory for fiscal conservatives in a very long time. Their victory is also president Obama’s biggest defeat (outside of the self-inflicted disastrous Obamacare rollout). It is also another opportunity to remind the American people that the alarmist predictions that we were all subjected to about the devastating impact sequestration would have on our economy didn’t materialize. Yet, in a new move, Republicans are once again considering caving to Democrats and getting rid of the spending cuts. This morning’s Wall Street Journal has the following. Still, officials close to
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Three crises, one president, many bewildered friends. The first crisis, barely noticed here, is Ukraine’s sudden turn away from Europe and back to the Russian embrace. After years of negotiations for a major trading agreement with the European Union, Ukraine succumbed to characteristically blunt and brutal economic threats from Russia and abruptly walked away. Ukraine is instead considering joining the Moscow-centered Customs Union with Russia’s fellow dictatorships Belarus and Kazakhstan. This is no trivial matter. Ukraine is not just the largest European country, it’s the linchpin for Vladimir Putin’s dream of a renewed imperial Russia, hegemonic in its neighborhood and
Entering his sophomore year at Occidental College, Barack Obama sought a political movement to match his personal awakening, which he signaled to friends and family at the time by reclaiming his African first name. Barry became Barack that year. He had read Du Bois, Fanon, Malcolm X — an array of authors writing about the black struggle for liberation in his country and in others shaking off the legacy of colonial rule around the world. That is where he looked for — and found — a figure and a cause to channel his rising political enthusiasm: Nelson Mandela, then imprisoned
I´m generally for more disclosure in campaign finance, but the best argument against requiring full disclosure by groups engaged in political speech is that politicians sometimes retaliate against their critics. Sen. Elizabeth Warren inadvertently made that very argument this week. As told by Ben White at Politico, a group called "Third Way" criticized Warren. Warren apparently suspected that Third Way´s criticism of her was funded by banks. So she wrote a letter to bank CEOs demanding they disclose which political groups they´re funding. Warren sits on the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. She´s basically telling the entities
A stunning new study unveiled on Fox News´ Hannity finds that President Barack Obama’s White House calendar records just one face-to-face meeting between Obama and his Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in the more than three-and-a-half years leading up to the disastrous Obamacare launch. The startling statistic comes from a new Government Accountability Institute (GAI) analysis of Obama’s own official White House calendar, as well as the Politico presidential calendar, and raises new questions about Obama’s executive leadership and management throughout the implementation of his singular legislative achievement. More alarming still, the president’s schedule lists 277 private
One of President Obama´s chief political assets has been his ability to excite young people like almost no politician in history. But the days of America´s youth fawning over the president are over. A new Harvard University Institute of Politics poll released Wednesday confirms what other surveys have shown in recent months: Millennials have soured on Obama so much this year that their opinion of him largely mirrors the American public´s. Even though Obama does not ever have to face another election, he should be worried about the findings for a couple of reasons, which we will dive into momentarily.
More young men in California rise in pitch at the end of their sentences when talking, new research shows. This process is known as "uptalk" or "valleygirl speak" and has in the past been associated with young females, typically from California or Australia.But now a team says that this way of speaking is becoming more frequent among men.The findings were presented at the Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in California. "We found use of uptalk in all of our speakers, despite their diverse backgrounds in socioeconomic status, ethnicity, bilingualism and gender," said Amanda Ritchart, a linguist at the University of
DAVID CORN: I saw a president who remains frustrated with the political-media culture that he has to work within, and that he´s looking to rally people, students here, and supporters, and people within the media. CHRIS MATTHEWS: But David Corn, you skeptic. He came to us today. He came amongst us. CORN: He´s trying to rally people behind this vision that he´s been promoting for a couple years. FINEMAN: By the way, he did it the end here, today, Chris, not by defending specifics, but by explaining why he´s in the game to begin with. And I don´t know about you, he´s
The most curious thing of all about the November jobs report released on Friday was the huge drop in the unemployment rate — and the fact that the Labor Department chose not to disclose that the data going into that figure are under investigation for falsification. On Nov. 19, I broke the news in my column that the Census Bureau, which collects data that goes into the jobless rate on behalf of Labor, had caught one of its enumerators fabricating interviews in 2010. The culprit said back then (and to me during an interview) that he was told to do so by
Denver - A baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex ceremony must serve gay couples despite his religious beliefs or face fines, a judge said Friday. The order from administrative law judge Robert N. Spencer said Masterpiece Cakeshop in suburban Denver discriminated against a couple "because of their sexual orientation by refusing to sell them a wedding cake for their same-sex marriage." The order says the cake-maker must "cease and desist from discriminating" against gay couples. Although the judge did not impose fines in this case, the business will face penalties if it continues to turn away gay
7. On the U.S. war with Iraq: “If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America. They don’t care for human beings.” Via cbsnews.com 6. On Israel: “Israel should withdraw from all the areas which it won from the Arabs in 1967, and in particular Israel should withdraw completely from the Golan Heights, from south Lebanon and from the West Bank.” Via jweekly.com 5. On the U.S. war with Iraq: “All that (Mr. Bush) wants is Iraqi oil.” Via cbsnews.com 4. Mandela on Castro and the Cuban revolution: “From its earliest days, the Cuban Revolution has also been a
Former President Bill Clinton shared an anecdote regarding Nelson Mandela and the aftermath of his impeachment Friday on CNN. Clinton revealed shortly after the “impeachment business” finished on Capitol Hill, Rep. Henry Hyde (R., Ill.) who managed the impeachment trial requested a meeting at the White House. The former president granted the meeting out of lessons of humility and forgiveness he learned from Mandela, he said: BILL CLINTON: I remember one day, oh, about a month after the whole impeachment business was over, Henry Hyde, who had run the whole show, unbelievably enough, maybe a few months after, it was
One definition of a pathological liar is someone who lies where the truth would serve just as well. When President Obama’s uncle, Onyango Obama, was arrested in 2011 for drunk driving, the truth — that Obama had stayed with his uncle years earlier for several weeks as a Harvard law student — would have served the president just fine. No potential Obama voter would have held it against him that an uncle he had stayed with two decades earlier was picked up for DUI. Yet the White House went with a lie, claiming that Obama had never met his uncle. Now that